LESSONS

As a private teacher, I am excited to share my passion for music with my students. I have been playing trumpet for over 25 years, teaching for nearly 10 years, and have extensive experience performing professionally in a wide variety of styles, including classical, jazz, rock, folk, and world music.

In lessons I work to build a strong foundation of technique and musicality, while keeping an eye on the big picture of expression and creativity. Engaging with a student's individual interests and skill level is central to my approach; I do not adhere to a one-size-fits-all philosophy. In addition to working with students on fundamentals, band repertoire, pieces for competition, solo literature, and any other prescribed or chosen material, I also incorporate music theory, improvisation, ear training, and composition. The primary goal is to be able to make music that is as rewarding as possible.

 

Students of all ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information, contact me.

© Derek Worthington 2018